Skin Treatments – A Better Way to Stay Younger
Who doesn’t want to look younger, and who doesn’t want the look to last for as long as possible? The trick to staying young, however, is really understanding why it is we become ‘old’, at least aesthetically, in the first place. The answer might surprise you.
Sunny Days and Facial Treatments
The sun is a necessary part of life. It supplies not only the light we rely on to live, but also the vitamin D that courses through our body. Unfortunately, the sun is also radioactive, and as such, the rays it casts can actually cause a number of different skin conditions, cancer being among them. Let’s face it, as hard as you might try, you cannot stay out of the sun for the entirety of your life, and with that being the case, you probably try to find ways around it, such as wearing sunscreen. No matter what you do, however, the radiation will eventually cause a breakdown of elastin within your skin, as well as the death of your collagen cells. This will result in droopy, sagging skin which gives a person the wrinkly appearance. This is unavoidable, but it is not the only cause of wrinkly or sagging skin, believe it or not.
Stress is a part of our everyday lives, just like the sun, though it is a bit more controllable. There are stress factors that can be avoided, for example, the stress that comes from your family and friends. Then again, there are other stress factors in your life that you absolutely cannot control. A good example, of course, would be your work, or perhaps even a medical condition that you are dealing with. Stress can lead to a plethora of different problems, including laugh and frown lines that you would not have had to deal with otherwise. Yes, as you can see, there are plenty of potential problems when it comes to stress, and it is just ONE single, solidary issue that you might be up against when it comes to defeating those wrinkles. So now that you know where the wrinkles come from, what on earth are you supposed tod ow about it?
There are several different routes that you can take, one of the most popular being to apply facial cream, but let’s face it, when it comes to skin treatments, this really is the least effective. First of all, none of the facial treatments, at least the retail ones, are FDA approved. In addition to that, because they are not regulated by any agency, they tend to make false promises. No, you cannot force collagen back in through your pores. There are of course creams that work, and some are effective, but taking the dermal filler or Botox route is actually much preferred and even considered to be much more effective. Let’s take a look at these two similar but different options.
What is a Dermal Filler?
First of all, a dermal filler is not to be confused with Botox. The idea behind this treatment is to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles using an injection procedure. The difference? This procedure does not cause your underlying muscles to contract in the same what that Botox does, sometimes making it much preferable. Still, it should be noted that Botox does not ‘freeze’ your face as one often sees in the movies, or as t is rumored to do. Still, Dermal fillers are used to both pump and smooth the skin, giving you a much more pleasing countenance ever in your later years. You would be surprised at just how well this amazing anti-aging technique actually works. More than a few patients have taken this route, and while it might not last as long as the Botox treatments, it is certainly useful.
Botox Injections – Taking it a Step further
There is something to be said for going the distance, and Botox injections allow you to do just that. So what are Botox injections? How do they work? Should you consider getting them? Most importantly, of course, how long do they actually last? The first thing you need to know is that Botox injections are not known to ‘wear out’. They might lose their effect at some point, but in the case of many patients, the effects are nearly permenant.
Does Botox prevent wrinkles? That is a common question, and the answer is absolutely yes. Botox can eliminate and reduce both horizontal head lines, vertical frown lines, and crow’s feet. The concept behind the treatment is actually quite simple; it slows down muscle contractions and generally stops the sagging. This includes your cheeks, foreheads, and any number of other potential trouble spots. Finally, as experienced physicians and surgeons, we will be able to judge the size of your muscles, and ultimately give you the individual wrinkle treatments that you deserve.
Are you ready to take back your face and become the person that you once were. You might be concerned about the recovery time, but you can be rest assured that you will be back at work or your favorite activity within a few minutes of the procedure. This is not a major surgery, and as such, you can expect it to be over and done with nearly as quickly as it started. Take a look at our website and start planning your procedure today. You will most certainly be glad that you took the time to do so, and you will be ready to take back your life before you know it.